by Jim Dino   The oldest local residents of Italian descent will be honored when the Unico Club of Hazleton holds the eighth annual Bell' Italia Festivale on Saturday and Sunday at Hazle Township Community Park. Mary Gabriele, who is 106 years old, is the oldest. She was born in Media Run to Nicholas and Tomasina Lauro on March 19, 1909...

By Patrick Rocchio   A high school senior with a fancy for softball and all things Italian has been selected as Miss Columbus for the 2015 Bronx Columbus Day Parade.   Bianca Mastropietro, a senior at Preston High School, was selected from a field of three semi-finalists after penning a winning essay about Italian cooking show host Gi...

by Jessica Remo   Clark's seventh annual UNICO Italian American Feast kicks off today on the Clark Municipal Building grounds at 430 Westfield Ave. The feast will be open tonight from 6-11 p.m., Saturday from 1-11 p.m., and Sunday from 1 – 10 p.m.   "This year we have lots of new food and craft vendors," Feast organizer and Clark UNIC...

Il Festival di Sanremo ha aperto i battenti agli italiani d'America. A Casa Sanremo, il 19 febbraio è stato presentato il Festival della Canzone italiana di New York, alla sua settima edizione che si terrà nella Grande Mela il 21 settembre, condotto da Benedetta Rinaldi e trasmesso in mondovisione su Rai Italia e in diretta dall'emittente radiofoni...

NIAF is proud to be one of the sponsors of this year's Feast in honor of Madonna Del Sacro Monte, Saturday, May 31 at Holy Face Monastery in Clifton, New Jersey. www.madonnadelsacromonteusa.com   On Saturday, May 31, 2014, at 11:30 a.m., there will be celebrated at the beautiful Holy Face Monastery, 1697 Route 3, Clifton, New Jersey, a Solem...

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles presents the sixth annual Taste of Italy, a premiere food and wine event, which will take place on Saturday, October 11th, in downtown Los Angeles. This highly anticipated event features :: 50+ of the regions BEST Italian Restaurants 100+ World Class Wines Fantastic Entertainment Spectacular Setting...

By Noah Manskar The Order Sons of Italy's annual Italian Feast saw its biggest crowd ever last weekend. At least 11,500 people attended the festival at Michael J. Tully Park in New Hyde Park from Aug. 26-30, a record for the event, said Alfonso Squillante, president of the Order's Cellini Lodge. The count not yet final, but the lodge expects...

Every year the Italian Market Festival brings huge crowds to 9th Street. This year will be no different.Happening on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, the festival will bring you plenty of entertainment, along with food and drink from the country's oldest outdoor market.   The festival will close down parts of 9th Street, from Fitzwater t...

No need to fly across the Atlantic for an authentic Italian experience this summer. Festa Italian can be "your ticket to Italy." The sights of Italy will even be at the festival, including recreations of the infamous Trevi Fountain and Michelangelo's David sculpture.   Enjoy Italian cuisine like pizza, gelato, pasta and baked goods. Som...

Chris Meledandri is slated to receive a special tribute at the upcoming Venice International Film Festival in September, organizers announced Wednesday. The Academy Award-nominated founder and CEO of Illumination Entertainment will be recognized for his contribution to the world of animated films.   Meledandri is responsible for the Despicab...